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Video: Winter Classic ceremonial puck drop with Mario Lemieux, Jerome Bettis, and Franco Harris

Jan 1, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT

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Before the start of the Winter Classic tonight at Heinz Field, three huge figures in Pittsburgh sports history were there to kick things off with the ceremonial puck drop.

Current Penguins owner and three-time Stanley Cup winner (twice as a player) Mario Lemieux highlighted the bill of Steel City legends. Former Steelers Super Bowl champions Jerome Bettis and Franco Harris joined Lemieux at center ice to drop the puck with team captains Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. I don’t think you’ll find a more star-studded array at center ice unless it’s the All-Star Game.

Check out our exclusive video of how tonight’s hockey spectacle got started.

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